Private Traditions of Venetian Artisans

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Summary
Shore Excursion SizePrivate
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Scenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromAn approximately 30 minute walk or a vaporetto(not included) is required to reach your departure location. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedNot Included
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested.
RestrictionsThis tour takes place in historical areas and, therefore, is not wheelchair accessible. Guests must be able to walk on paved as well as cobblestone surfaces. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or those who use partly-motorized vehicles or walkers.
Tour Details

Private Traditions of Venetian Artisans

Venice boasts an incredible 1,000-year old tradition of handcrafted textiles, which is often overlooked by its more famous craft of glass making.

Your historical tour begins with a stop at an ancient Venetian weaving mill. This weaving mill dates back to the end of the 19th-century and is home to 18th-century looms that are evidence of the great tradition behind the mill and its products. The velvets and brocades of the Venetian weaving mill are famous throughout the world and furnished palaces, fashionionable houses, expositions, and exhibitions.

As your tour continues, you will arrive at The Palazzo Mocenigo, also known as the Museum of Textiles and Costumes. The museum will take you back to the discovery of the 17th and 18th century Venetian style through an itinerary dedicated to the fashion of that time. Garments and accessories are displayed to document the refinement and taste of past centuries. Other museum rooms are dedicated to perfume, and a video will illustrate the role of the Venice in its rich history.

After the visit to the museum, you will have the chance to see something truly special. Stop at an old roasting shop where Giacomo Casanova, regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century, once stopped. It is a small, appealing store selling cloaks and hats. As you enter the store, you will feel surrounded by stacks of goods and unique furniture.

As your tour comes to an end, take the opportunity to spend time in the showroom where you can admire the products on display, and, if you wish, pick up a woven souvenir or two.

Please Note: The entrance into the Palazzo Mocenigo Museum (not included, approximately 8 EUR per person) and the weaving mill (not included, approximately 12 EUR per person) are payable upon arrival.

Shore Excursion Size
Private
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
An approximately 30 minute walk or a vaporetto(not included) is required to reach your departure location. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested.
Restrictions
This tour takes place in historical areas and, therefore, is not wheelchair accessible. Guests must be able to walk on paved as well as cobblestone surfaces. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or those who use partly-motorized vehicles or walkers.